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  1. A little bit of a technical update I want to share. As part of the refactoring and rebasing effort I've worked out a way to eliminate Freicoin's extra dependencies while at the same time achieving a 10x performance boost for the mathematical calculations we use these libraries for. I'm quite excited about this, although for reasons that might be obscure for those without a technical background. If you don't understand this post, that's okay. The TL;DR is that we can make Freicoin faster while further aligning the code base with bitcoin to minimize the maintenance burden. Freicoin uses the
    5 points
  2. As I said you before, I'm the co-developper of an "analogic" alternative financial system called FAZ. We had the nomination from a local enterprises' pool of an italian South Italy city with about 160.00 inhabitants, to make a proposal for a local economic system based on a demurraged currency, basic income and free loans to enterprises. Our deal is to make a new Worgl experiment, the italian one! We have the guarantee that enterprises' pool will accept the currency and that the city major will accept the currency in payment for local taxes. We're going to work to a system based on negative ra
    5 points
  3. > So what is your vision for the coin moving forward Developers? My priority regarding Freicoin is starting to do rebases much faster and continuously, getting all the new improvements, bugfixes and features. As for new consensus changes features, apart from those included in more modern versions of bitcoin (cltv[bip65], csv[bip68/bip112], segwit[bip141]), it would be nice to get features from https://elementsproject.org/ which now also rebases periodically. Specially I would like to have confidential transactions https://elementsproject.org/elements/confidential-transactions/ and conf
    5 points
  4. Update: Release v0.8.6.2-5 has been posted to the freicoin website. This is a maintenance-only release that has no new features. Rather, it only takes the final step of stripping out the dependency on GNU MP and MPFR entirely, such that they are no longer needed even as build-time requirements. Notes for v0.8.6.1-4: There’s been a new release posted to the official freicoin website: v0.8.6.1-4. This release introduces the new integer-math-only demurrage calculation code as a soft-fork change to the consensus rules — the approximations in the integer math can make the result differ from th
    4 points
  5. Darius1

    Working DNS Seeder

    @ fedde thank you for your hard work with freicoin over the years.
    4 points
  6. > Is there still a need to have a refheight in the Freicoin transaction if so why? There's a couple of ways I can answer this question. First, there is always a need for refheight in Freicoin transactions just by definition: it would be a hard-forking consensus change to remove them. This is the technically correct answer but mention it only for completeness as I assume it's not what you meant. This doesn't affect the need for reference heights in any fundamental way. Reference heights address a problem that generally applies to demurrage in bitcoin-like block chains: the dem
    4 points
  7. Thanks to Magius for introducing me in this topic, and thanks to everybody for appreciating and helping. A necessary premise, is that in this moment there is in Italy a growing debate about complementary currencies and there are several proposals by political parties. The matter is that the most of this people doesn't have any idea about what they are talking, but it's the mode and so everybody must say it's opinion. The other problem is that the Faz Project is based on a theory, and for understand deeply it's working way you must to study a bit, maybe some more than a bit. The most of p
    4 points
  8. Skaro

    The end of the foundation

    Well, that's as official as things get here. We got a majority of 'Yays' agreeing that Option 4 represents the communities choice for ending the foundation. So its done, decided. LET'S DO THIS!
    4 points
  9. Rik8119

    Stuck!

    Hi again, since my commet is off topic for the other threads it fits most in here. Thanks to @fedde 's exchange, the fresh ideas from @Skaro , @Adilado and @jtimon i am now again looking at freicoin with confidence. I am really exited to see the "freiexchange 2.0" in action and think that we will find a way to adopt Freicoin to the new situation to make up a worldwide freiconomy without debt and dangerous bubbles, because that was what we are here for since 2013. I am now fully in FRC again and given up the positions in all other coins feeling good with it. I hope our ( @Bicknellski , @A
    4 points
  10. I vote option 1. I will share what I am thinking: I was never very comfortable with the idea of the foundation, because to me the idea of Bitcoin is using clever mathematics to avoid politics. A foundation picking winners and losers is the definition of politics, and I wasn't comfortable with being in that position. There was some thought to use the foundation coin to come up with a provably fair way to distribute the foundation coins with a "faucet". But in my opinion this would take a level of mathematical innovation on the level of Bitcoin itself, and we are very unlikely to solve
    4 points
  11. Rik8119

    Hello

    Atm its: @Skaro, @fedde, @Arcurus and @Bicknellski and me that are actively discussing/improving. There are some others that joining in from time to time but we are the core. Latest Improvements are: 1. A blockexplorer showing the balance with the demurrage substracted -> freicoin.info. 2. A fast, good looking and easy to use exchange -> freiexchange.com. 3. Freicoin Wallet 0.9 tested and working -> https://github.com/eddef/freicoin. 4. The newest p2pool ported to freicoin -> http://alfa.sicanet.net:9638/static/ (Payout and Transaction count is not displayi
    4 points
  12. 120.000 FRC bounty paid to 1EHMesZiLPqZvU2mVZGeYBaQvSPRUKA8yW Transaction ID: fb8a98fc3db932f518034f305fb86043cbc62252af57a3d8755f678aa0815f62
    4 points
  13. The current block height is 160755. By my calculation that's 3,085 blocks (about 3 weeks) until the initial issuance of 100M freicoins is fully played out. That is also when the coinbase blocks stop including foundation outputs. Time to organize a celebration?
    4 points
  14. Hey guys, I updated the seed nodes and added Vircurex exchange rate like fedde asked me to. Download is here: https://github.com/FreicoinAlliance/freicoin-wallet/releases/tag/v0.2.1
    4 points
  15. By this point I assume that everyone here has heard about the new venture capital funded startup that is making waves in the Bitcoin space with its public unveiling and the release of the sidechains whitepaper. You may have also noticed that beyond being co-authors of the paper, Jorge and myself are co-founders of this new company. I’ll avoid mentioning it by name because I want to speak to the Freicoin community here, not people finding this thread through Google. Why are Jorge and myself proponents of sidechains? Why have we joined up with an ostensibly bitcoin-focused company? What does thi
    4 points
  16. Hi Freicoiners, here is an crosspost from the Freicoin Forum: http://freicoin.freeforums.org/freicoin-alliance-t804-20.html#p8294 I think that this review is a great opportunity to learn how we are perceived from the outside and what we can do better, especially now when we are starting the Freicoin Alliance. This review is now a little bit old, but I think the most points are still the same. And yea, some parts are really funny, just to mention the Freicoin "mystical" marketing expert, so take it with fun and enjoy! We should really read this and learn out of this how we are perce
    4 points
  17. fedde

    Working DNS Seeder

    Here is a link to a working DNS Seeder for Freicoin based on latest version. Also under my repos there is a version 0.1.1 that is working called freicoin-seeder. https://github.com/eddef/bitcoin-seeder It's live at dnsseed.sicanet.net Creds to @Rik8119 and @Skirmant for initial code and finding some magics
    3 points
  18. I spoke with the Manna coin guys a while ago, will check back on the contact to see if we can get it listed.
    3 points
  19. fedde

    Freicoin Resources

    Freicoin Resources Please help to gather link resources to get a updated list. Last updated 01.05.2017 Websites: freico.in http://freico.in (wallets, info) Freicoin Github https://github.com/freicoin/freicoin Foundation Website https://foundation.freicoin.org/ (error in certificate) Freicoin Blockexplorer http://freicoin.info Pools: freicoinpool.com http://freicoinpool.com Market Data: CoinMarketCap https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/freicoin/ CoinGecko https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/freicoin Payment Proc
    3 points
  20. Rik8119

    Coin supply

    Update: There are now 70 registered bot users! Thanks to @magius but also @Skaro
    3 points
  21. This is quick guide to get started with own p2pool node that you can merge mine Solidar coin with. I mostly use debian, should work on Ubuntu also. Be aware that you might need to run a version 8 of debian. Make sure you have Git installed ( sudo apt-get install git) git clone https://github.com/wincev/p2pool.git p2pool This will put the p2pool code for Freicoin in p2pool directory. Install requirements for running p2pool. sudo apt-get install python-zope.interface python-twisted python-twisted-web Now, grab your coin daemon from freico.in and solidar.it, install
    3 points
  22. > allow pegs into this sidechain to be doubled in quantity 2:1 so that up to 50M freicoins can be moved from the old chain to the new chain, resulting in 100M on the other side. The new chain would also have its own subsidy so, if all goes well, there is a period of coexistence where both chains are used, until the peg pool is exhausted and the old chain is archived. This sounds, in principle, as a very bad idea to me.
    3 points
  23. I can't agree enough that we are currently limited by developer time. We need more developers. However I'm very cautious about the ICO craze. ICOs are securities offerings, and doing or promoting an unlicensed securities offering is a serious offense punished by massive fines, jail time, and a lifetime ban of working in the industry. People haven't been burned ... yet. But it's just a matter of time. It can be frustrating to watch developers with nearly zero experience raise huge sums of money for poorly defined projects, and even more frustrating to see the biggest offenders get a pass b
    3 points
  24. magius

    New website for Solidar

    Hi all, me is the one from Italy collaborating with Rik8119 to enhance the Solidar website It's from the start I know Freicoin and in the past I translated the documentation into italian, that unfortunately seems to be lost Me also I'm a developper of an economic system called FAZ (Financial Autonomous Zone) based on demurrage and basic income, but it's...analogic! I mean is not blockchain based, it's a financial system based on negative rate corporate bonds, issued as currency. Here's the documentation of our project in english: https://financialautonomouszone.wordpress.com/english
    3 points
  25. It's time to re-start this thread. As mentioned in another thread, I've been professionally busy non-stop for some months on a couple of different projects. That is currently slated to change with my new responsibilities including the maintenance of the Elements codebase, which includes most of the new features we would like to add to Freicoin. So there's a little bit of double-dipping there. Plus since I'll be traveling less and working normal hours I'll be able to spend 8-10 hours a week, evenings and weekends, working on the basic plan outlined at the top of this thread. So let's revis
    3 points
  26. fedde

    The end of the foundation

    Damn... tought i had double vote ????
    3 points
  27. Maybe kick the can down the road a bit, if its possible? Move the Foundation coins to a time locked contract, spendable after certain day and/or require softfork? If not moved within certain amount of days/blocks -> destroy/redistribute/whatever. Theres some neat technologies being built and getting realeases in the not-so-far-distant future, so could be useful to have the foundation coins for some use cases which might come available later. From what I understand, sidechains / drivechains will bring a lot of new possibilities for distribution mechanisms and other logics
    3 points
  28. Well if we want to compare it to Bitcoin - which does not make sense IMHO - i ask myself what the community would say if the core devs would decide to increase the coin supply by 5? I can not imaginge atm that a social purpose can be decentralized. BItcoin f.e. is not decentralized either. 1m is owned by Satoshi and there are a handful pool and a few groups of devs ruling the bord. Woergl f.e. was the most successful freigeld currency and they used it to pay for social infrastructure. And IMHO it is the only reasonable purpose to redistribute money to the poor. I dont really see
    3 points
  29. kieranf

    Stuck!

    To go out and promote Freicoin right now would be kinda pointless. These points are purely from me and i am no where near as active as i once was so just take them with a pinch of salt -Logo, Ive said this a few years ago that the actual Coin logo is dated and doesnt Pop or look professional. This should be changed and refreshed. -Ease of accessing Wallets: As it is currently, you cant just point and click to get a wallet on every platform. I beleive you have an android wallet but not an iphone wallet? The 64 bit windows 10 doesnt seem to work without a work around that has been
    3 points
  30. Arcurus

    Hello

    @fedde is/ was working also on a Webwallet to distribute Freicoins directly to verified people.
    3 points
  31. kieranf

    Hello

    buzz word that everyone is talking about now is blockchain and how they can exploit it/use it. Freicoin doesn't offer much in that department. At the end of the day, Freicoin is Bitcoin that demurrage's. It would be nice if Freicoin could be awesome again. Even tho i wouldn't be rich, my coins were tied up in Vircurex hahaha. laaaaaaame. I havent been able to get a wallet to work on windows 10 64bit. Think i'm just going to get BTC as it crashes. Managed to pick up 6 at 400bucks each a year ago so thats turned into a nice little help!
    3 points
  32. P2pool for freicoin, with merged mining of Rik's solidar coin is working on http://alfa.sicanet.net:9638/static/index.html Miners connect to stratum+tcp://alfa.sicanet.net:9638 with your username = FRC payout address Password can be anything. This is testing fase so things can be a bit bumpy. Cheers!
    3 points
  33. UPDATE: Project is finished optional targets still available. here you can find the new Freiexplorer with demurrage display: much [email protected] http://freicoin.info/chain/Freicoin Bounty not paid out yet. thx @Bicknellski @Fabrizio @fedde for pledging the coins. Hi all, for creating an open source Blockexplorer we set up a Cooperative Bounty (Budget) of 24 Freihours (120.000 Freicoins). If you want to work on this, please post here or message me or fedde for more details. Features of the Blockexplorer - Should display Freicoins Bloc
    3 points
  34. Skaro

    Future of Freicoin

    Freicoin was almost dead and has recently come back through grass roots efforts: Fedde built a new exchange, and a new explorer was built showing demurrage paid. There was a wallet update last August. These efforts are continuing. In the works are updating p2pool software, updating wallets, and Fedde's exchange will be expanding to include other crypto-currencies all trading relative to FRC. The demurrage aspect of the currency means the coin is designed for spending and not speculating. Nevertheless, the present potential for value rise far exceeds the annual 5% demurrage fe
    3 points
  35. fedde

    Electrum back online

    Hi guys I just put the electrum server back online again. So the https://github.com/FreicoinAlliance/electrum-frc/releases should work again. Cheers!
    3 points
  36. fedde

    Electrum back online

    Aren't we on the "lets make freicoin great again" ????????
    3 points
  37. What? No response? Where's my lovin? Show me the love.
    3 points
  38. can we jump to 14 directly without 0.9? 51 Min.vor 19 MinutenGesendet since 0.9 and 0.10 mostly just need testing,why not? but yeah, teh next rebase we plan to do to 0.13 or 0.14 directly
    3 points
  39. There's a new release of the Freicoin client for Linux and Windows, version 0.8.6-2, hosted on the official website: http://freico.in/download/ Note that there was a problem in trying to update the Ubuntu PPA, which I am working to resolve. The recommended solution is to use the gitian-built, statically linked binaries on the website. The new release contains TWO soft-forks. One is a security update to the consensus rules documented in BIP 66 (strict DER signatures). The other is freicoin-specific: truncation of input amounts. This greatly simplifies the code diff between Bitcoi
    3 points
  40. Here you can find the latest version of the WooCommerce plugin for Wordpress for accepting crypto payments trough Cointopay. Freicoin enabled and accepted https://github.com/eddef/wp-woocommerce-cointopay Cheers
    3 points
  41. Oh, just found freicoinmafia also.... might hit that too up on github haha
    3 points
  42. Just for fun, i have released the freicoinpoker.com script we had some fun some years ago. If anybody want to take it further, please do I am cleaning up on the servers and releasing the things that has been there for a while and not in use. Install help here as usual if needed https://github.com/eddef/freicoinpoker Cheers!
    3 points
  43. Hi All! After a long summer i am back to work with the Freicoin again. It's been hectic but at least now i have some spare time to do some work again. It's limited but the free moments i have will be to improve things around here. Currently mining pool has been set up again inhouse to make sure there is no interuptions. Badly the backup did not want to play nicely with the latest MPOS software so i had to reset to a clean pool. If you want to do mining again you have to register again. We only have 5 confirms on each block and gives a 5 FRC bonus on each found block. http://freicoinpool.co
    3 points
  44. Humans Need Not Apply is a 2014 short Internet documentary film, directed, produced, written, and edited by C. G. P. Grey. The film focuses on the future of the integration of automation into economics, as well as the worldwide workforce. Grey & Brady introduce themselves after 18 episodes, working in public on the Internet, humblebragging revisited, a list of words that we mostly can't say on the podcast, the sacred space of calendars and 8 ways robots will take your job. This is why your idea is an EXCELLENT ONE although someone has to pay for the mining / transaction upkeep
    3 points
  45. The beta version is complete! I rewrote all the code on GitHub so it's easier to review changes and made a few other small improvements Source: https://github.com/FreicoinAlliance/freicoinj https://github.com/FreicoinAlliance/freicoin-wallet Binary: http://bit.ly/17jZ69C btw, any news on those dedicated nodes you guys were going to put up?
    3 points
  46. Bravo Arcurus! The unit of the future is a global index rather than an actual currency. And Freicoin doesn't need to be a good unit of account to be a great medium of exchange and cheap currency in lending terms. We've talked about similar concepts before under names like GRU (Global Reference Unit) or TRU (Trade Reference Unit, inspired in Bernard Lietaer's Terra or Trade Reference Currency). I talked to Thomas Greco (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_H._Greco,_Jr. ) about this and he had the same idea long ago, and tried to convince Lietaer that an index rather than an actual "backed" curr
    3 points
  47. The Freicoin Wallet's source code is now available on GitHub! https://github.com/Skirmant/freicoinj https://github.com/Skirmant/freicoin-wallet You can download the updated version here: https://bit.ly/134jytd (still in alpha stage)
    3 points
  48. Hey guys! I thought I'd give you an update on my progress The wallet is almost complete. Synchronizing with the blockchain and receiving funds works fine, but I'm having some issues with creating transactions.. Hopefully I can get this issue fixed shortly so you guys have something to test Bellow is a screenshot of the wallet running on an android emulator
    3 points
  49. Prometheus

    Forums

    Would it be an idea to have a thread or subforum called Website Suggestions or similar? I just had a hard time figuring out a proper thread to suggest making the main navigation into a 'sticky menu' that remains on top of the page as you scroll down. I don't remember if this is an option in IPBoard, but WP has it as an option I think, at least the theme I used. Is there some system of widgets or similar?
    3 points
  50. Cool beans! I'll release a working version very soon
    3 points
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